Driven out of Jackson County by mobs in late 1833, the Saints had obeyed the revelations commanding them to appeal to officials of government. When that had failed to provide any relief, the Saints organized their own army to assist. That army of approximately 230 men, women, and children left Kirtland on May 1, 1834. Ahead of them was an overland march of roughly 900 miles. This is that story.